Appellate Court halts swearing-in of Anne Kananu as Nairobi Governor
Nairobi Deputy Governor Ann Kananu will have to wait longer before being officially sworn into office as Nairobi County Governor.
This follows a Court of Appeal ruling that slammed breaks on Kananu’s planned swearing-in ceremony pending determination of the matter filed before it on October 22, 202.
Lady Justice Karanja (presiding), Lady Justice Lessit and Lady Justice Jamila Mohammed issued the directive on July 6.
She was expected to take over after having held the position in an interim capacity.
The ruling follows an application filed by activist Okiya Omtatah who moved to the Court of Appeal after the High Court ruled that Kananu was legally appointed as Deputy Governor.
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On June 24, the High Court dealt a double blow to former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko as they upheld the decision by both the Nairobi County Assembly and Senate to impeach him.
The three-judge bench that delivered the ruling was presided over by Justice Said Chitembwe and assisted by Justices Wilfrida Okwany and Weldon Korir.
The same bench had earlier dealt another blow to Sonko after it ruled that the nomination vetting and swearing-in of Anne Kananu as Deputy Governor were done within the law.
The judges said they cannot fault the county assembly and Senate for their decision to impeach Governor Mike Sonko.
“They fully complied with the Constitution. We do not see any external hand in his impeachment,” they ruled.
On Sonko’s impeachment process, the court ruled that 88 MCAs signed the motion to impeach him and none of them came to court to dispute their signatures.